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Good Practice in Employing Overseas Workers: A Case Study

Tania Greer is a health and safety consultant. She has many years’ experience of overseas workers. Employers and workers frequently ask her questions about key aspects of health and safety law. She’’s produced a good practice guide for Safe Workers as regards employing overseas workers in the UK. Employer Responsibilities For Overseas Workers “The first […]

Stress Almost Ruined My Career: A Case Study

Poppy Castle had a secure job and what she thought was a happy home life. Her husband then suddenly divorced her and moved to Australia, leaving Poppy with a young child and a house with a large mortgage. First Reaction “”When John (my husband) left me with a child and the house to pay for, […]

Stress Free Transition to Self Employment: A Case Study

Craig Sorabji worked in the UK wine business for many years. He then decided to go out on his own and set up a specialised wine importing business. The business proved successful but Craig is all too aware of the pitfalls of self-employment, particularly stress. Eyes Open “I wanted to be self-employed from the moment […]

RSI Forced Me to Change Jobs: Case Study

With all the safeguards that are usually in place in offices these days to avoid workplace injuries and accidents, it’s quite surprising that there are still so many people diagnosed with musculo-skeletal disorders (MSD) like Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). It’s difficult to get an exact figure for the number of people who have been diagnosed […]

My Return to Work After An Operation: Case Study

Unexpectedly, George Duns began to suffer from severe lower back pain. He was reluctant to take time off from his desk job, but in the end the pain was such, he had no choice.” Diagnosis “I’ve always been a grafter so I hated the thought of being off work – especially with something like Back […]

I Was Discriminated Against Due to Speech Impediment

Gail Mabey grew up with a speech impediment that therapy could only partially correct. Despite the impediment, she had a happy childhood and didn’t suffer bullying at school. When she started work in an office, however, she experienced discriminationwork. Beginning Work I began work with a feeling of optimism. This was my first job, and […]

Safe Evacuation of a Building: A Case Study

Jeff Flanagan is an accountant with a major firm in Manchester. He is also one of the fire evacuation officers at his company’s main office. Here he describes the basic principles of safe evacuation of the building. Praise “I should make clear that I’ve never had to deal with an actual fire situation at our […]

Essentials of a Safe Working Environment: A Case Study

Jenny Whiting is a local authority health and safety officer. The council she works for has a number of offices and public access sites. Part of her job is to inspect these and ensure safe working environments. Here Jenny discusses the type of things she looks for when she goes out on one of her […]

My Experiences of Sexual Harassment: A Case Study

After years at home, Joyce Foyle, aged 52, wanted to return to work following the death of her husband. Joyce saw a job advertised in a supermarket, so she decided to apply. The Interview “Just one man interviewed me – I’ll refer to him as Mr Andrews, although that wasn’t his real name. At the […]

Safety of Staff Working Externally: A Case Study

Three years ago, Ursula Lewis began a job as head of a government anti-fraud team. The purpose of the team was to investigate certain types of fraud in the community. Ursula therefore realised her first priority was to ensure the safety of the staff. A New Venture “”The staff were already in place when I […]